Once again for FALL 2024, we will have LIVE Keynotes, plus... over 40 session leaders!
We've assembled a diverse team of practicing leaders prepared to give you best practices in their field of expertise. Every part of the gathering - from our keynote speakers to our SPARK breakout sessions - has been intentionally designed by our team to equip and inspire your leaders.
There will be one keynote speaker and two breakout slots at each location.
Who is SPARK for?
Womens' Ministry Leaders
Mens' Ministry Leaders
Anyone involved in ministry and equipping!
Sunday School Leaders
Small Group Leaders
What Makes This Event Different?
MINIMAL TRAVEL EXPENSE
There is very little gas and possibly no lodging expense. That’s hundreds in savings! A live gathering is scheduled to happen in your region of Georgia so you can still be at home with your family or church.
Sometimes you can't make the live event scheduled in your region. For many, driving to the next nearest event still isn't that far, but it might fit your schedule better.
You have options!
EVERYONE CAN BENEFIT
It doesn’t matter at what stage you are in ministry, there is something for everyone at SPARK. This conference is designed with YOU in mind, no matter your experience or skill level!
A native of Creston, Ohio, Pastor Josh began as the Senior Pastor of Flat Creek Baptist Church in December of 2016. He has an earned Doctorate from Gateway Seminary of Los Angeles, California. He is married to Kelsie Saefkow, from Macon, GA. They have two daughters Chloe and Sophie. As the under-shepherd of the Flat Creek fellowship, he serves the people by giving himself to prayer and the ministry of the Word. Acts 6:4 is his life verse.
Scott is married to the love of his life, Elizabeth. They have four children: Erika, Austin, Caleb, and Noah. He serves as the Discipleship Catalyst for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board representing 3400 churches and 1.4 million Georgia Baptists. Scott is an author, think leader, national discipleship consultant, personal disciple-maker, and speaker. He is passionate about Jesus, family, and the outdoors.
W. Thomas Hammond Jr. is the Executive Director of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, and previously served as the Lead Pastor at Alpharetta First Baptist Church. With a rich history of leadership roles in various Baptist organizations, he is recognized for his significant contributions to church growth, evangelism, and pastoral support. As the former President of the Georgia Baptist Convention, he initiated impactful campaigns and evangelism resources. A respected lecturer and chaplain, Rev. Hammond holds degrees from Augusta State University and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.
Thom S. Rainer is a renowned church leader, author, and consultant, currently serving as the founder and CEO of Church Answers, an online resource platform for church leaders. He previously held the positions of President and CEO at LifeWay Christian Resources and was the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His expertise in church health led him to establish the Rainer Group, a consulting firm that has guided numerous churches and organizations. A prolific author, Rainer has contributed more than two dozen books to the field, including influential works such as "I Am a Church Member" and "Autopsy of a Deceased Church".